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Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

On Tuesday night, 29-year-old Mandy Harvey took the stage with an inspiring story and a voice so attractive, it left the audience in tears.

The 29-year-old singer revealed on the show how she battled gradual hearing loss, until she lost her hearing completely aged 18 in college and had to re-learn how to sing through vibrations.

Against all odds, Mandy Harvey has kept on singing.

The 57-year-old millionaire was judging the first round of auditions for America's Got Talent when Scottish illusionist Colin Cloud appeared on stage to present his "Real life Sherlock Holmes" act. But she still continues to sing today using muscle memory, visual tuners, and trusting in her own pitch.




The Florida native took to the stage in a bright red dress and black tights, looking a bit uncertain as she stood before the four judges with her ukulele.

From there, Mandy went on to perform an original song called "Try", and from the second she opened her mouth, it was clear that the judges were stunned by her ability. Eventually, her passion catapulted her back into singing and performing.

"Honestly, I never think I am going to be surprised or amazed by people, and then you turned up", Cowell said. But that didn't stop the musician from pursuing her dream to be a singer. Her voice brought many membersin the audience to tears - and she even earned a standing ovation from the crowd and Howie, Simon Cowell, Mel B, and Heidi Klum. "Just the fact that you are you. Congratulations, you are straight through to the live shows".

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